First Edition. The earliest known novel to deal with the movie business and extremely scarce in original dustjacket. Anonymously written but sometimes attributed to the publisher Edward Clode. "The title character is a film player named Nella who has an affair with and is then rejected by a fellow actor. To hide her grief, she works hard at building her career, often participating in dangerous stunts, and ponders what type of love life future actresses will enjoy." (Slide's The Hollywood Novel p. 25) The movie industry would in the next few years make their move out west to Hollywood and thus future fiction on the subject would take place mostly in that locale. This is simultaneously one of the first and last movie industry titles to be set on the east coast. Very Good attractive copy, couple of small splits at front inner hinge, in Good, modestly soiled dustjacket, shallow chipping at spine ends, quarter sized chip at lower front panel, some splitting at front flap edge, dime sized chip at top front flap corner.